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Investing in today’s youth and America’s diversity

Our children are at a “cross roads.” If they don’t get a handle on technology they are going to be lost.

Congress must protect the Affordable Care Act and the people it protects

Since the Trump administration began in January, ridiculous behavior and indefensible actions have been routine.

When the oppressor claims he is being victimized

It has been a source of amazement and, frankly, irritation, as the president has continually complained that people have not been “fair” to him.

Confronting Moonlight’s moving and powerful truths

Everyone should watch the film Moonlight, nominated for eight Academy Awards.

Trump’s tough talk won’t fix Chicago

Donald Trump is fixated on what he describes as the “carnage” going on in Chicago, suggesting that if Chicago’s horrendous homicide rate doesn’t come down, he’ll “send in the feds.” At his recent press conference, he announced plans to create ...

Failing the promised ‘America First’ agenda

The most talked about and disconcerting news story from this week is the resignation of Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor. On Feb. 13,

Making Black History – Part 3: Product distribution

“Production minus sales equals scrap.”

CFPB: Nation’s largest student loan servicer charged too much

The financial futures of more than 12 million federal and private student loan borrowers who collectively owe approximately $300 billion is at the crux of a lawsuit filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. CFPB is suing Navient Corporation and ...

Finding God: The relationship between politics and religion

It took a while, but the religious right is starting to draw parallels between one’s political affiliation and one’s relationship with God. Televangelist Pat Robertson said, “Left-wingers and progressives are trying to destroy America and are revolting against what God’s ...

Trump’s travel ban betrays American values

“Like many immigrants, we came to this country empty-handed. We believed in American democracy – that with hard work and the goodness of this country, we could share in and contribute to its blessings. We were blessed to raise our ...

Welcome to the land of opportunity

“My mother always said, ‘Learn what you can learn for yourself, and then share your knowledge with others.’ My goal now is to advocate for equality and help others in need. Perhaps I have this opportunity because the purpose of ...

Trump’s minion prepares to gut consumer watchdog

“Personnel is policy,” says Gary Cohn, the former president of Goldman Sachs recently named to head President Trump’s National Economic Council. He got that right, and every working family should shudder that Trump – after railing against the corruptions of ...

Welcoming refugees amid a travel ban

On Jan. 27, just a week after his inauguration, President Trump signed an executive order implementing a travel ban for entry to the United States for travelers from seven countries: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. The order ...

Back of the bus again: Seeking justice for families

We live in a world turned upside down. A new president is the enemy of both Democrat and Republican leaders. A major Black Christian leader is sent to stand in the hall by the office of the most senior Black ...

Making Black history as we celebrate it – Part Two

An obscure name to those under 60 years of age and who live outside of the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area, is the subject of this week’s installment of, “Making history, not just celebrating it.” A man of vision, strength and ...